civil war

  • syria1_assad
    June 3, 2014  

    In state-controlled parts of Syria, thousands of voters came out to show support for President Bashar al-Assad, who is overwhelming expected to win the country’s election. However, in Syria’s north and west where rebels hold sway, voting didn’t take place. At one refugee camp in Jordan, displaced Syrians dropped shoes in a symbolic trashcan to demonstrate their disgust. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

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    May 23, 2014   BY Sarah Sheffer 

    Video footage purporting to show a chlorine gas attack in the Syrian village of Kfar Zeita on Thursday was released by Syrian opposition activists. It would be evidence of a new chemical weapons campaign in the country’s civil war. Activists say the small village north of Damascus has been hit by a two-month-long aerial chemical assault in which chlorine canisters have been dropped from helicopters. Continue reading

  • myanmar
    May 19, 2014  

    In the 1980s and ’90s, Kyaw Thu was one of Myanmar’s leading film stars, appearing in more than 200 movies. He was so popular that the military government cast him in several propaganda films. But when he turned down a role, it ended his acting career. Instead, he founded a service that provides funerals for those who can’t afford them. Jeffrey Brown tells the story of personal transformation. Continue reading

  • syriaoppleader
    May 7, 2014  

    The war in Syria seems to be tipping in favor of Assad’s forces, despite some rebel strongholds. Ties to extremists among some rebel factions have made the U.S. wary of offering military support. But the chief moderate political force opposing Assad, the Syrian Opposition Coalition, has been granted diplomatic status by the State Department. Margaret Warner interviews SOC representative Ahmad Jabra. Continue reading

    May 2, 2014  

    Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to South Sudan to urge President Salva Kiir to meet the opposition and halt a four-month civil war. In recent weeks, hundreds of civilians have been slaughtered in the Bentiu, and more than a million people have fled to escape the fighting. Jeffrey Brown talks to former British foreign secretary David Miliband, CEO of International Rescue Committee. Continue reading

  • Syrians walk in the once rebel-held neighbourhood of Baba Amro in the central Syrian city of Homs on March 15, 2014. Photo by Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images
    April 1, 2014  

    Syria’s civil war has killed more than 140,000 people. The city of Homs, once seen as the capital of the revolution, is now mostly controlled by government forces. Attack and starvation drove scores of rebels to flee or surrender, while the UN evacuated civilians in February. And yet, life goes on for some inhabitants. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports from the besieged city. Continue reading

  • liberia
    March 24, 2014  

    After 14 years of civil war, more than 40 percent of Liberians suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. But most have nowhere to turn; the cash-strapped West African nation has only one psychiatrist for 4 million people. Special correspondent Molly Knight Raskin reports on one man’s devotion to healing these national psychological scars. Video shot by Ben Niles of Plow Productions Continue reading

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    January 22, 2014   BY News Desk 

    United Nation’s Ban Ki-moon called for the Syrian delegations, representing the government and opposition party, to work towards a solution to the three-year civil war. Continue reading

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    January 16, 2014  

    Decades ago, thousands of Palestinian refugees fled to Damascus seeking safety, but today they confront starvation and death. Human rights activists attribute these casualties to the lack of food and medical supplies due to the Syrian war. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on thwarted efforts to deliver aid. Continue reading

  • 2index118
    December 20, 2013  

    The eruption of violence inside the world’s youngest nation has sparked fears of war. At least 500 people have died and 30,000 displaced in a bout of internal tension in South Sudan. Jeffrey Brown talks to Lesley Anne Warner of CNA Analysis and Solutions, a non-profit research organization, about the conflict’s origins. Continue reading